Metabolic dysfunction and depletion of mitochondria in hearts of septic rats.


Our previous studies indicate that hearts from septic rats have decreased work with oxygen wasting. The present studies test if there is energy deficit, changes in cardiac mitochondrial content and caspase activation during sepsis. Anesthetized, male Sprague-Dawley rats received no surgical treatment (control), laparotomy (sham), or laparotomy with cecal… (More)